Scholarships to study abroad in the USA For African and International Students

Scholarships to study abroad in the USA (United States of America) is now open for international, African and Nigerian students to begin application.

The US is one of the most expensive countries to pursue your higher at any level whatsoever, but do not be discouraged as there are a lot of scholarships, funding and grants that can help you actualize your dream of studying abroad in the USA.

As an international student you won’t be eligible for funding intended specifically for USA nationals. However, as US universities prioritize internationalization, the number of international scholarships to study in the USA has grown.


Below is a selection of USA scholarships for international students, some funded by the US government, some funded by private organizations and some funded by specific institutions. Good luck with your applications!

Scholarships to study abroad in the USA For African and International Students

Scholarships to study abroad in the USA For African and International Students

Scholarships to study in the USA by the Government for international students

  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program – Perhaps the most popular of government-funded US scholarships for international students, Fulbright offers scholarships for graduate students, young professionals and artists to study in the US for one year or more. Open to international students in all fields excluding medicine.
  • Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program – This is a non-degree scholarship program for international experienced professionals wishing to undertake 10 months of academic study in the US. Although the funding doesn’t support degree qualifications, students are able to study and develop their knowledge at academic institutions across the nation.

Scholarships to study in the USA by Non – Governmental for international students

  • Abbey Road Summer Scholarships – Offering US scholarships worth US$1,000 for language and art students, as well as US$500 fellowships for ‘summer enrichment’ at institutions within the states.
  • The Next Gen Scholarship Fund – Scholarships to study in the US for non-residents and international students. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (grade point average) and be enrolled on a program at an accredited university within Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia. Worth US$1,000.
  • Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship – Awarded twice a year to passionate international students to study in the US. Worth US$1,000.
  • David P. Shapiro Annual Leukaemia Scholarships – Two annual scholarships, worth US$1,000 each, open to current or prospective students in the US diagnosed with leukaemia.

Scholarship to study abroad in the USA for Asian students:

Scholarship to study abroad in the USA for female students: 

  • AAUW International Fellowships – Fellowships offered by the American Association of University Women for female international students to study in the US.
  • MIT-Zaragoza Women in Logistics and SCM Scholarship – US scholarships for female students of any age, ethnicity or nationality, to study at the Zaragoza Logistics Center at MIT.
  • More scholarships for minority female students are listed here.

Scholarship to study abroad in the US for graduate students:

  • Rotary Peace Fellowships – Scholarships to study in the US awarded to master’s degree students studying within one of Rotary’s ‘Peace Centers’ (such as at Duke University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Scholarship to study abroad in the USA for students from developing countries:

Scholarships for international students to study in the USA by UNIVERSITIES

For further advice and funding opportunities, consider contacting the public affairs department at the USA embassy in the capital city of your home country.


Often an educational advisor will be on hand to provide you with funding resources and further scholarship information. You could also download our complete guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad

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